Taking it One Row at a Time: A New Afghan

My long-awaited jelly-bean colored, crocheted afghan has been completed.

I haven’t decided what to call it yet, but here are some possibilities. What do you think?

  • “Jelly Bean Blanket”
  • “The Taking-it-One-Row-at-a-Time Afghan”
  • “Heavy Snuggles Blanket”
  • “Fruitful Afghan”
  • ???

Something about the colors makes me think of exotic fruits. I’m a big fan of fruit.


This boldly-colored behemoth is my biggest project yet. I chose a bulky yarn, which I almost never use, to make a cushy blanket that would work up quickly. Our furniture is neutral-colored, so I decided to give our living room a pop of color.

Here’s the project breakdown:

Hours to completion: ~18 (measured entirely in TV shows and movies)

Yarn: Loops and Threads Cozy Wool

Skeins used: 16

Hook Size: N

Pattern: self-drafted, using linen stitch (aka moss stitch)


On some days, my fatigue and muscle weakness was too bad for me to work on the blanket. Hence, the “one row at a time” title (and possible name). It’s surprisingly heavy, so turning it after every row was a chore. Luckily, I always have a small project going that I can do when I need some light work.



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